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Members of the IWW have created the IWOC, the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, which functions as a liaison for prisoners to organize each other, unionize, and build solid bridges between prisoners on the inside and fellow workers on the outside. Prison is a setup, a big business, there to make money off the People. Neither the setup, nor the slavery inside of prisons can be combated without the conscious participation of prisoners and the working class on the outside through mutual aid, solidarity, and the building of working relationships that transcend prison walls and the politics of mass incarceration. The IWOC has been actively reaching out to prisoners while at the same time prisoners have been reaching out to the IWW for representation and assistance in building a prisoners union. The IWOC has taken up the cause and is helping prisoners in every facility organize and build a union branch for themselves, which will together form a powerful IWW Industrial Union.

Call for Support and Report on Unhygienic Living Conditions at Ramsey Unit, Texas

Jason Renard Walker is Deputy Minister of Labor for the New Afrikan Black Panther Party (Prison Chapter) and one of the contributors to the Fire Inside zine. He reports here on the unhygienic living...

#OperationPUSH Timeline from IWOC

The following roundup from the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), gives a detailed look at #OperationPUSH since it was launched in January 15th. To see our...

Raleigh-Durham IWOC and Friends March on Abusive Residential Reentry Center

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - On Friday, January 26th Members and supporters of Raleigh-Durham Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee led a march on the offices of the Salvation Army Center of Hope Residential Reentry Center (RRC). The...

Update on #OperationPUSH in Florida Prisons

Photo from @IWW_IWOC, features banner that was put up at solidarity demonstration at facility where two ex-prison Florida guards who were found guilty of belonging to the Ku-Klux-Klan, and were plotting to kill a black inmate...

First Incarcerated Worker Industrial Union Branch Forming

The following article from the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC) of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) announces that the Mandingo Warriors & Associates has become the first union branch to be chartered...

#OperationPUSH Phone Zap Monday January 22nd

Flood the Florida Department of Corrections Phone Lines - Respect the Demands! A call-in campaign is happening in support of #OperationPUSH Monday, January 22nd. You can use the following script to help you in your...

Texas: Mentally Ill prisoner Commits Suicide in Solitary at Eastham Ad-Seg Unit

“Human beings have a tendency to look for the truth in the places where it is easiest to search rather than the places where it’s likely to be.” – Belgian psychotherapist and author Esther Perel On...

Inspired by US, Prison Strike Sweeps Across Brazil

This November, prisoners across 14 states in Brazil went on a six-day hunger strike against abusive and unsanitary conditions, inspired by the USA-wide prison strike on September 9th 2016. The action took place in...

Phone Zap: Franklin County Detention Center

Franklin County Detention Center - Kansas Phone Zap: November 27th & Beyond PLEASE CALL BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9 AM TO 5 PM FOR MAXIMUM EFFECT SCRIPT: Detainees housed in the women's section of the Franklin County Detention Center...

Phone Zap! Stop Prisoner Abuse in New York

Jermaine Reynolds, a prisoner being held at the Upstate Correction Facility in Malone, NY, is currently suffering in solitary confinement with injuries to his kidneys, head and leg after being beaten up by his...